I have to admit that I was quite surprised to read in the New York Times that only 11% of Twitter users are aged between 12-17. The gist of the story was that many of the social media that are currently making headlines are not being adopted by kids but by much older individuals. Rather than tweet or use Facebook, it would appear that the preferred form of communication for kids is the text message. Teens, according to this Pew report are quickly closing the gap on cell phone ownership with their parents … and therefore are perhaps much more hungry to try out their new toys.
It is only fitting, then, that at age 43 I begin a blog on the Marshall web site that is most likely to be read by parents and faculty. If I want to reach the kids, I guess I’ll have to text.